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    Default Feather Pro vs Super Pro

    I am curious if anyone has a preference for one over the other. The super pro is marketed for "heavy" beards, but I have the feeling that it fades faster than the pro.

    The Pro has a final bevel around 24-25 degrees while the Super Pro is 18-19 degrees.
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    I use both and find the Pro a bit more forgiving and definitely lasts longer then the Super for me. If I had to chose I'd use the Pro's. technique has to be spot on for me when using the Supers.

    As for true longevity I couldn't tell you since I rotate them in with traditional straights and DE's, I usually end up tossing the blade long before its actual life span.

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    I prefer the Pro but I've used both these blades, and I may be wrong here but I thought the only real difference between the two blades were the depth on the blade as the Super Pro offers more blade exposure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticcrusader View Post
    I prefer the Pro but I've used both these blades, and I may be wrong here but I thought the only real difference between the two blades were the depth on the blade as the Super Pro offers more blade exposure?

    Jamie
    Besides the different bevel angle shown above,
    the pro is 0.25 mm thick with 1.2 mm blade exposure,
    the super is 0.31 mm thick with 1.45 mm blade exposure

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    Interesting. Everything I've read says the supers last longer due to greater thickness--& that the pros are actually slightly sharper but less forgiving because of how thin they are. Curious as my SS came today, but w/o any blades (even though the Rakuten store said something about 15 proguards coming with it)

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    Both the Pro and the Super Pro are superb blades exhibiting exceptional sharpness and long life. The SEM photos are impressive; however, I have a doubt about your measured beveled angles. Feather utilizes a final micro-bevel angle of ~25 degrees, which is the bevel angle settled upon by most razor manufacturers as the best compromise between sharpness and longevity. The main advantage of the SuperPro is the longer extension of the blade, allowing for a shallower angle than can be achieved with the Pro. I find the SuperPro shaves more like a real SR.

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    Then it's decided: super pros for me it is!

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    I have all four varieties, and must confess, the super-pro's are some wicked edges for ATG passes on the back of my head.
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    Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaray View Post
    Both the Pro and the Super Pro are superb blades exhibiting exceptional sharpness and long life. The SEM photos are impressive; however, I have a doubt about your measured beveled angles. Feather utilizes a final micro-bevel angle of ~25 degrees, which is the bevel angle settled upon by most razor manufacturers as the best compromise between sharpness and longevity. The main advantage of the SuperPro is the longer extension of the blade, allowing for a shallower angle than can be achieved with the Pro. I find the SuperPro shaves more like a real SR.
    This Super Pro has no microbevel; admittedly, it is one blade from one batch... As you can see the angle is very near the usual range for a straight razor and this may explain why it shaves more like a real straight.

    In the cross-section images, the pro has the teflon in place, while the coating on the super was (mostly) removed with a short cut through a piece of paper.

    They feel equally keen to me on day one, and appear to have the same edge width in the microscope. On day two, the super pro feels less keen than the pro. I suppose I need to buy another DX to better compare them side by side...

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    Because of the extra length, I found shaving with the Super Pro like using a spike point straight. Very easy to nick myself with the SP. I have not used the Light blades, but of the others I prefer the ProGuard.
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